Cataloochee history film premieres Dec. 20Rich history of the region is portrayed
Cataloochee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is well-known for its elk and scenic beauty.
The valley is also rich with history and now a new two-hour documentary – three years in the making – tells the story.
Produced by the Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society in cooperation with Western Carolina University under the direction of Katherine Bartel, Cataloochee documents the rich heritage spanning centuries; from the time the Cherokee hunted there to the coming of the park.
Experience the stories told by the last remaining people who were born there and learn how this remote valley became part of a national park. Beautiful footage along with family photos and rare audio recordings are woven together with historical research and interviews to produce a film that is both informative and entertaining.
Soon to be available for purchase, Cataloochee, the documentary, will be shown in a special preview at the Charles M. Beal Auditorium on the campus of Haywood Community College at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. The public is invited and the showing is free of charge.
The Cataloochee Council of the Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society wishes to express its deepest gratitude to Haywood Community College for encouraging and hosting this event.